Maldonado goes deep twice, now owns freshman homer record at Northeastern

Cam Maldonado has had an amazing freshman season with Northeastern University baseball, and it became a record-breaking campaign on Sunday.

With two home runs in the second game of a home doubleheader against Hofstra University, the Wolcott native established a freshman record for dingers with nine. The nine home runs tie Maldonado for third on the team, and his 34 RBIs are also good for a third-place tie. Maldonado’s .394 batting average leads the Huskies, as does his .742 slugging percentage, five triples and 18 stolen bases. Those 18 stolen bases have come in 18 attempts.

Maldonado has started 34 of the 35 games he has played in. He played all four high school seasons for Hamden Hall Country Day School. His older sibling Jonathan was a former Wolcott High standout and played Division I soccer at Central Connecticut State University.

Maldonado played in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League to get ready for his freshman season at Northeastern. All he did was win the Home Run Derby and finish the season with a .289 average, 24 hits – including three doubles, one triple and one home run – 16 runs scored and five RBIs in 28 games.

Northeastern is having a terrific season at 32-7, which includes a 12-3 win at UConn on April 18. Maldonado homered twice, doubled, scored two runs and drove in six in that victory.

Photo credit: Northeastern University athletics.